Treat our NHS – B&B and vacation rental owners generously give away free stays via a competition

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For properties who want to submit their give away, make sure to contact Sarah at the Hayloft Devon, she is the fabulous masterminder behind this generous initiative.

Update April 19 – The Pig joins the cause!

THE PIGs will donate the night prior to their first night of re-opening (whenever that might be) across each of their hotels to members of the NHS – 190 overnight stays in total!

In Cornwall the NHS will be the first guests ever to stay at THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay, where the much-anticipated opening has been delayed due to the Covid – 19 pandemic.

You need to sign up to their mailing list to be notified of when the nominations are open.

April 16 Update: the best way to enter those give-aways is to click on the link for each one of those properties and nominate your NHS heroes under their Instagram post.  If you don’t have an Instagram account,  you can still view the Instagram page and I’m sure you can contact them via their website which is usually listed in the top part of the page.

A fabulous idea by Sarah from the Hay Loft Devon.

You may have seen this fabulous initiative by Sarah from @thehayloftdevon to celebrate our NHS heroes #treatournhs. . 

Sarah encouraged B&B and holiday lets owners to give away free night stays for our NHS heroes.  There’s been an amazing number of generous owners sharing their offer and encouraging people to tag their NHS heroes and tell a bit of their stories.

Of course the stays will have to be taken when the travel restrictions have been lifted. 

Reading the comments is really heart warming and reminds us of the amazing job that our NHS workers are doing at the moment.  

There are currently 350 posts with the #treatournhs hashtag on Instagram!.  Some of the giveaways have now closed so I thought it could be helpful to list below those that are still running so that you can save time submitting your entries.

To enter, make sure to go to their instagram account (which I linked to), follow and like them and tag your NHS friends in the comments.

Support small B&B and vacation rentals when you can travel again

It’s also a great occasion to discover some pretty cottages and rentals.  

This is a fabulous way for the travel and hospitality industry to turn a negative into a positive.  Times are tough for them as their business has totally stopped. If we can all help a bit by promoting their business so that when the times are better, they get lots of people considering them for their holiday, that would  be great.

All properties listed by deadline of entries

Deadline of 21 April


win a free holiday of up to a week at No.26 in the beautiful seaside village Elie.  The house sleeps 4, has a lovely enclosed garden and is pet friendly.

Deadline of 22 April

Merlin_farm, Cornwall

a short break in one of their Eco Cottages surrounded in Countryside just a short walk to a beautiful sandy beach. Self Catering 2 bedroom Eco Cottage sleeping up to 4 people for 3 nights Fri – Mon or 4 nights Mon – Fri from 28th Sept 2020 – 26th March 2021 excluding school holidays/Christmas & New Year. Dogs welcome at extra charge.

Old Mon Mouth, West Country

a 2 night stay for two at their stunning B&B to, with a meal and a carafe of house white/red for two.

Deadline of April 24

thehaybarnfarringdon, Hampshire

This is the one that started it all. Sarah has had such a fantastic idea and response.  There have been more than 90 properties participating since she started this. Her own giveaway ends on the 24th of April.  Two night stay at the Hay Barn,  in the peaceful Hampshire countryside.

Cutthorne, Exmoor

a two night stay in the Shippon in the heart of Exmoor, to be used by 31/12/2021. Must be 18 or over.

@dove_cottage_mousehole ; Cornwall

A 3 night weekend break in their haven in Cornwall

rockingstonecottage, Peak district

3 night giveaway competition 


a free two night stay in Crivens their shepherd hut, for an nhs hero, for after this is all over. The shepherd hut sleeps up to a family of four with a king bed and two singles (1 pullout) for children. The two night stay can be taken anytime up to the end of 2021 during their open season.


a 3 night break at Balgedie Lodge.

Deadline of April 25


three-night stay for two adults in their luxury glamping pods. The lucky winner will also be able to truly relax for one evening in the log-fired hot tub under the stars! The holiday will be valid until end of 2021 and there are no restrictions on the time of year

Deadline of April 26

Septembercottagesalcombe, South Devon

one week giveaway stay for 2 at September Cottage, near Salcombe South Devon. 


The Yurt at Hollands Farmhouse, in West Dorset, is a Luxury Glamping Retreat with wood fired hot-tub, exclusively for 2 Adults.


.Win a 2 night midweek stay for 2 adults* in The Hudnalls Hideout luxury treehouse. *prize is for 2 adults only (over 18’s). No children or pets can be accepted. The prize is subject to availability and is valid for a 2 night midweek stay before 30/06/2021.

Deadline of April 28


a FREE 2 night stay in their Cosy Cottage. Including a special hamper on arrival. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. Free nights subject to availability. Giveaway can be taken in 2020 or 2021

Deadline of April 30

Haygrovefarm, near Bath

a 2 night stay at Haygrove Farm Barn (sleeps 4) near Bradford on Avon & Bath valid until the end of 2021 with no time of year restrictions.

Beautifulbeaumariscottages, Anglesey

2 night break for up to 6 people in Beaumaris, Anglesey to be taken before the end of September 2021

Coorie_hideaways, Pertshire

a free stay in one of their country retreats, based around Comrie, Perthshire, in idyllic quiet spots, surrounded by wildlife and nature, 


2 nights B&B at Abbots Leigh valid until 31 March 2021. Entries must be 18+. 

lymeregiscottage, Lyme Regis

a 3 night stay at @lymeregiscottage . A wonderful hamper full of local goodies theirtesy of the fabulous @holiday_hampers, will also be waiting for you.


2 night stay for up to four people in one of their beautiful bell tents at Home Farm Glamping – set in rolling Elstree farmland just ten minutes from the end of the Jubilee and Northern lines.

Cornwallairamb, Cornwall

a 7-night stay in Heliview Cottage, opened last year by Alex Polizzi.

Bosigranfarm, Cornwall

or a long weekend B&B and enjoy some well earned rest. Just tag ytheirself if you’re an NHS worker or a friend/family member who needs a break.

strawberry_skys_yurts, Wales

a FREE 2 NIGHT STAY in one of their beautiful yurts. Set in the lovely rolling hills of Mid-Wales Strawberry Skys Yurts is the perfect place to relax and get back to nature. The prize is for 2 adults (+2 children) and is valid till the end of 2021 

Deadline of May 1st, 2020

Uniqueholidaystays, Devon

2 night stay at Watch Hill in Budleigh Salterton (Devon), which can be booked at a time to suit you to offer much needed rest and relaxation once this is all over. You can invite up to 12 friends and family members to enjoy this stay with you. 

Hirkemmyns_bnb, Cornwall

3 Night stay for 2 people at their sea view B&B in St Mawes, Cornwall. Voucher valid until 31/12/2021. 

Brynglascottage, Wales

3 night stay for 4 at Brynglas cottage near the Brecon Beacons in Wales.

3 night stay giveaway  in a sea-view king room including  a full cooked breakfast, tea and homemade cake on arrival, alongside flowers and a bottle of fizz in the room. 

Twopoundcottage, Devon

a free 2 night stay for a couple in their beautiful and #romanticcottage in #Devon.

Landbshepherdshut, Peak district

a 2 night stay for a couple in their Shepherds hut on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The offer will be valid from the date drawn until 31st October 2021.


2 separate weekend stays in Shieling Cottage, sleeping 2, for two different NHS workers (and their plus 1) . Each 3 night stay must be taken before the end of April 2021.

Clairebarnes424 Brecon Beacons

a weekend at their self catering cottage set in the middle of a working farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. 3 bedrooms/6 adults/amazing games room

Deadline of May 2

Cherrytreehotelpaignton, Paignton

A fabulous weekend break for 2 adults in Paignton on the English Riveria, in their beachfront hotel – delicious breakfast included. Usual terms and conditions apply. This will remain valid until July 2021.

Deadline of May 3rd

liptonfarmdevon, South Devon

a two night South Devon break in their self catering cottage, Tilly’s. Two people will get to stay on their 50 acre farm, have the use of their own private hot tub and as an extra treat, experience a full body massage (in their brand new treatment room.  Two nights subject to availability to be taken in 2020 or 2021 (excluding Christmas and New Year). No cash alternative.

Longstonelodge, Isles of Scilly

three night stay for two adults at LONGSTONE LODGE in a Twin Ensuite room. The lucky winner will also receive 2 return tickets onboard SCILLONIAN III passenger ferry from Penzance, courrtesy of the lovely @islesofscillytravel AND return TAXI from St. Mary’s Quay to Longstone Lodge with Sam & Paul of @tootstaxi not only that….. you will ALSO receive a ready meal for 2 AND 2 seats at the delicious TANGLEWOOD TABLE from their gold award winning friends @tanglewood_kitchen on St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly.


3 nights for up to 6 people staying at their beautiful luxury cottage for free

Deadline of May 7

Lude_estate; Pertshire

a three night stay in one of their cottages  on Lude Estate. Their cottages sleep 4 to 6 people and their winner can select the cottage that suits them the best.

Deadline of May 8

Crabpot.cottages, Norfolk

a weekend break to The Lobsterpot in Overstrand, Norfolk, to a deserving person. The house sleeps 4 and will accept a dog. Winner announced on May 8th.

Deadline of May 15

Tomsecolodge, Isle of Wight

a short break (3 night weekend or 4 night mid week) in any of their glamping accommodation at Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight, any time of year, available up to the end of 2021! They are also including: a meal in their onsite restaurant @thecowtapnellfarm, unlimited farm park entry @tapnellfarmpark, bike hire donated @wightcyclehire, and return car ferry travel donated @redfunnelferry

Every Thursday


2 nights in one of their vintage Dutch tents. The winner will be chosen every Thursday at 9pm after #nhsclap for the rest of April.

May bank holiday

Love.northdevon.holidays, North Devon

a week long holiday in one of their organic farm & beautiful holiday cottages in North Devon. 

Deadline of 23rd of May


a mini-break a 3 or 4 night stay at Logjam 

1st of September


a 2 night stay for up to 16 guests 

Deadline to be announced

Brook Cottage, Lyme Regis

Free stay at this light and airy three bedroom semi-detached house in Lyme Regis.  The property is an infuse of modern, clean look with a rustic twist and fusing recycled, reused and sustainable items wherever possible giving this property a wonderful charm.


a 2 night stay for an NHS worker and their partner, in their secluded Tabernacle in the beautiful Devon countryside. You  will arrive to find the hot tub toasty and ready to get into, cold Prosecco in the fridge and a casserole bubbling on the stove.

Galloway House Estate, Scotland

a free stay at one of their four stylish holiday cottages on a Scottish, organic, coastal estate.

Les_chauvins_france, South West France

a free week’s accommodation at this 400 year old self-catering farmhouse and cottage sleeping up to 18 people, in rural South West France. It’s an ideal place for large multi-generational families or 2 family groups coming together to relax and have fun.

Thecliftonshanklin, Isle of Wight

a “Two night bed and breakfast stay voucher”  in their seaview accommodation.

ccdmbedar, Spain

A two night free stay at Casa Caballito De Mar with breakfast in Almería Spain

Orange_roofs, Cornwall

They have four properties so far participating to the give away.  One of them is offering 1 week or a short break to stay at 2 HarbtheirHouse (holiday to be taken when it’s safe and permitted to travel) valid for the remainder of 2020 and subject to availability and some exclusions may apply.

Good luck everyone and THANK YOU all you #nhsheroes!


Expired but kept for reference


Elmley Nature reserve has been on our radar for a while.  A fantastic place to isolate and admire nature. They are giving away a two night stay in any hut for an incredible NHS worker


*Free weekend stay* at either their chic, well reviewed, one bedroom cottage or in their luxury glamping canvas cabins that sleep six with hot water, en suite shower & loo, wood burning stove and a variety of wild cooking options.

archcottageforestofdean, Forest of Dean

2 night giveaway for 5 staying @archcottageforestofdean in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Prize to be taken by 31st March 2021.

mountpleasantfarmbnb, Somerset

2 nights stay for 2 people to be used by the 31/12/2021. Must be 18 or over.


two-night stay in one of their  luxury barns. The stay must be used by 30 July 2021. 

lochbayhouseisleofskye, Isle of Skye

A week’s stay and £250 travel contribution also included. 

hillheadretreat, Somerset

a two night stay at The Retreat in Wedmore, Somerset valid until 31.12.21. 

domainedepeuchaud, France

2 night giveaway at the Domaine de Peuchaud in SW France. The offer is for 2 guests and is valid up to September 2021.



Thirlestanecastle, Scottish borders

Two night stay here at Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish borders

narvalleycottages, Norfolk

two night stay for up to six people in their barn in Norfolk. 

thehouseindeal, Kent

a two night restorative stay in beautiful Deal on the Kent coast. 


two night stay for 2⭐

clevencycottages, North Norfolk

a four night giveaway stay for two at one of their cottages in Great Snoring, North Norfolk,  five miles from some amazing beaches 


stay in their Gardeners Cottage for 2 nights

foyerslodge, Highlands, Scotland

2 night stay for 2 people (over 18) , breakfast included in this Highland home here an NHS worker will be able to enjoy fresh air, long walks, beautiful scenery, peace and quiet and be thoroughly spoilt during their short break. The voucher must be used by 31 October 2021.


2 night stay to an adventure loving NHS worker in a bespoke campervan. Petrol & insurance costs will be covered, the only requirements are the winner must be able to get to Tring, Hertfordshire to collect (or close to), UK standard driving license must be held by the driver, and NHS ID will need to be shown. The camper sleeps 4 (1 double, 2 singles) and this would be the max occupancy


2 night stay in one of their gorgeous Shepherd’s Huts

la_maison_trumeau, Saumur, France

3 nights stay for a healthcare worker and their family (they have six bedrooms for family and guests). They will provide a guide for the Saumur area, restaurants, vineyards, castles to explore and more about the Loire valley. They will also arrange a visit to a vineyard for wine tasting and a restaurant booking 


two night stay in the Stables at Todds House Farm.


win a week’s stay at Aspen Lodge, a wonderful Highland retreat on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, a hidden gem with glorious beaches, ancient woodlands and sparkling lochs to explore. 


Win a weekend at this lovely cottage.


a weekend break in the beautiful Cotswolds.

twistgates. Blackdown Hills

a free 4 night holiday in any one of their cottages (see web for details) – could be a relaxing break for 2 in romantic Apple Loft or family time in a larger cottage. Holiday to be taken by end June 2021, subject to their T’s & C’s and a few availability restrictions.

Cabucabins, Kent

A 3 night stay for dates of your choice, in a 4 person cabin with a king bed and bunk beds. Stay to be redeemed by December 2020, excludes bank holidays.

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  1. Deadline of May 1st, 2020

    Uniqueholidaystays, Devon

    2 night stay at Watch Hill in Budleigh Salterton (Devon), which can be booked at a time to suit you to offer much needed rest and relaxation once this is all over. You can invite up to 12 friends and family members to enjoy this stay with you.

    * My nominationated NHS heros are my husband Dr. Sarath ( Sam) Gamalath and his friends Dr. Renuka Dias, Dr. Chula Pathinayake, Dr. Sandy Kenyon, Dr,. Jeevanie Jayawardena They are a little group of doctors who got qualified together and serving to the NHS now, nearly for 25years. They try to get together with their families and call it their “ Mini Batch get togethers”..:) So, I thought if they can win above Uniqueholidays, at Watch Hill in Budleigh Salterton (Devon) , they will have well deserved Mini Batch get together after this difficult time.
    Many thanks..!!!

    • Hi Jayantha. You have to go to the individual property account on Instagram and post your nomination there. If you don’t have an instagram account, I’m sure you can contact them (check their website) to submit your entry. Good luck and thanks to your husband and his friends for what they do.

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